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Dele Alli Rescues Mourinho’s Tottenham At Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli celebrates after scoring their first aim from the penalty spot throughout the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Tottenham at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on March 7, 2020. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP

 

Dele Alli rescued some extent for faltering Tottenham at Burnley on Saturday, scoring a penalty to earn a 1-1 draw and preserve Jose Mourinho’s workforce within the hunt for a top-four end.

The house facet had been dominant within the first half at Turf Moor, taking the lead via Chris Wooden, however a much-improved Spurs battled again after the break to keep away from a harmful third straight defeat.

Sean Dyche’s males, who had been in relegation hassle as just lately as January, are actually unbeaten in seven league video games however will rue lacking the prospect to clamber above Spurs after taking the lead.

The draw leaves Tottenham in eighth place, simply 4 factors behind fourth-placed Chelsea and two behind fifth-placed Wolves. Burnley are an additional two factors adrift.

Fifth spot might be sufficient to safe Champions League soccer subsequent season relying on the end result of Manchester Metropolis’s attraction in opposition to their European ban.

“There was a lot of aggression at half-time, we knew we were not good enough,” stated Alli, whose aim was his 50th within the Premier League.

“If you switch off for a second they can punish you. Going in at half time 1-0 down, it was a sticky changing room to be. But we did better and created enough opportunities to win.”

Spurs, once more with out Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, began brightly however Burnley had been rapidly into their stride and deservedly took the lead within the 13th minute.

Jay Rodriguez shot straight at Hugo Lloris from the sting of the field however the Tottenham goalkeeper spilled the shot and Wooden pounced to faucet house the rebound.

Burnley continued to hold extra of a risk, repeatedly unsettling the Spurs defence and Dwight McNeil pressured a flying save from Lloris from a free-kick.

Ashley Westwood fired huge eight minutes earlier than the break whereas Wooden was narrowly astray from Westwood’s free-kick.

Spurs modifications

Mourinho made two substitutions at half-time to carry his flat workforce, bringing on Lucas Moura and Giovani Lo Celso for Oliver Skipp and Tanguy Ndombele.

Burnley had been rapidly out of the blocks, placing Spurs’ creaking defence beneath strain however the guests got a lifeline when Ben Mee clumsily tripped Erik Lamela within the 48th minute.

Alli stepped up and despatched Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope the mistaken approach, burying the ball within the backside proper nook.

The aim lifted the guests, who had been instantly enjoying with extra confidence however Burnley’s gamers believed that they had a case for a penalty minutes later when Davinson Sanchez made a sturdy problem on Wooden.

There have been possibilities for either side because the second half wore on.

Wooden shot straight at Lloris whereas Lo Celso curled simply huge on the different finish. Minutes later Burnley substitute Matej Vydra noticed his close-range shot saved by the sprawling Spurs goalkeeper as they pushed for the winner.

Liverpool are simply three wins away from guaranteeing their first top-flight title since 1990 and Manchester Metropolis look safe in second place, seven factors away from Leicester.

However simply six factors separate Chelsea from Crystal Palace in 11th spot.

 

AFP

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